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Renewal of UNFICYP mandate set to be approved on Tuesday

The draft resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is expected to be approved on Tuesday. This...

Limassol mayor rings alarm bells over new Covid-19 outbreaks

After five of the latest coronavirus outbreaks in Cyprus were recorded at a Limassol Marina chain restaurant, the coastal town’s mayor has rung alarm...

Red alert for forest fires all over Cyprus

The Department of Forestry issued a red alert on Monday stressing that the risk of a fire breaking out and spreading fast is extremely...

Florida records 9,300 new coronavirus cases, blows past New York

Florida on Sunday became the second state after California to overtake New York, the worst-hit state at the start of the U.S. novel coronavirus...

New Dhekelia SBA police chief arrives during lockdown

After enjoying a successful 30-year career working as a police officer in the Northamptonshire Police, new Dhekelia Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Sean Bell, has...

Fire breaks out at premises where racing cars also stored

A fire which broke out just after midnight on Monday at premises where racing cars are also stored in the industrial area of Aradippou...

Britain unveils plans to tackle ‘obesity time bomb’

Britain unveiled plans to tackle an "obesity time bomb" on Monday, banning TV and online adverts for junk food before 9.00 p.m., ending "buy...

Greek publisher Chios shot, seriously injured

The publisher of Greek fringe newspaper Makeleio, Stefanos Chios, was shot and seriously injured outside his home in Athens early on Monday. Police who have...

Another scorcher on Monday, variable winds blowing

Another scorcher on Monday with a new yellow alert already issued since temperatures are expected to rise to 41 C inland. The island’s Met Service...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 26/07/2020 18:59 Just as European summer tourism was reviving, Spain has been hit by a rise in coronavirus cases and several European countries...

Four new Covid cases, including Cypriot couple with travel history

Another four people tested positive to Covid-19 out of 912 tests, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, raising the total in Cyprus to 1057. The...

Yellow warning for extremely high temperatures

The Cyprus Met Department issued a yellow warning on Sunday for extremely high temperatures tomorrow. The warning is in effect from 1 pm until 5...

Hundreds of firefighters battle central Portugal blaze

More than 700 firefighters on Sunday battled a wildfire sweeping across a part of central Portugal, with strong winds complicating efforts to tackle the...

Ongoing checks for adherence to Covid decrees; 35 businesses booked

Police said on Sunday that checks to businesses for adherence to measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 are ongoing despite...

Hurricane Hanna batters COVID-hit Texas coast

Hurricane Hanna battered the south Texas coast with blistering winds and crashing waves into the early hours of Sunday, leaving a large area already...

MoH draws attention to gathering areas following Limassol restaurant cases

The Health Ministry stressed anew the importance of self-protection measures on Sunday after five employees at the Limassol branch of a restaurant chain tested...

Britain defends Spanish quarantine move; travellers react with anger and worry-UPDATE

British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday stood by his government's abrupt decision to impose a two-week coronavirus quarantine on travellers returning from Spain,...

Second arrest for kidnapping, robbing 33-year-old foreign national

Police have arrested a second suspect in a case of robbery and kidnapping of a 33 year old foreign national that took place in...

Limassol: 53-year-old seriously injured in motorcycle accident

A 53 year old is in serious condition after losing control of his motorcycle on Saturday morning on Gregori Afxendiou Street in Limassol, the...

26-year-old arrested for child pornography

A 26 year old man from the free Famagusta area was arrested on Saturday in relation to a case of child pornography and remanded...

One person shot, killed during Black Lives Matter protest in Texas

One person was killed when several shots were fired amid a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, Texas, on Saturday, authorities said. Footage posted...

Top Stories

11 new Covid cases in Cyprus, number steadily down, tests rising

  11 new cases of Covid-19 were announced today in Cyprus, out of a total of 3,314 diagnostic tests, taking the total number to 1233. New...

Police fire tear gas at Beirut protesters furious after explosion

  Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut during a...

82 year old killed in Paphos while trying to move his car off the pavement-victim named

  An 82 year old man was killed this morning in Paphos, as he was trying to move his car away from a pavement near...

Paphos fire has scorched 5 square kilometres, still raging, destruction ‘biblical’ (update)

  A fire that broke out early this morning near the Paphos community of Archimandrita and spread on a 20 kilometre front near the villages...

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

  Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 today and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...